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Middle School Bill of Rights in Action

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Bill of Rights in Action (BRIA) aligned with HSS Standards

Grade SixGrade SevenGrade Eight

Grade Six — World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations

6.1 Students describe what is known through archaeological studies of the early physical and cultural development of humankind from the Paleolithic era to the agricultural revolution.

6.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush.

BRIA 25.1 — Environmental Issues

6.3 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the Ancient Hebrews.

6.4 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of Ancient Greece.

BRIA 24.3 — Communication of Ideas
BRIA 22.4 — Making a Just Society
BRIA 22.3 — The Rule of Law in Dangerous Times

6.5 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of India.

6.6 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of China.

BRIA 24.2 — Politics

6.7 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures during the development of Rome.

BRIA 23.3 — Justice

Grade Seven — World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times

7.1 Students analyze the causes and effects of the vast expansion and ultimate disintegration of the Roman Empire.

BRIA 27:1

7.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Islam in the Middle Ages.

BRIA 20.1 — Culture in Conflict

7.3 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of China in the Middle Ages.

7.4 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the sub-Saharan civilizations of Ghana and Mali in Medieval Africa.

7.5 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Japan.

7.6 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Europe.

BRIA 27:1
BRIA 25.2 — Building Democracy
BRIA 22.4 — Making a Just Society
BRIA 22.1 — Standards for the Time

7.7 Students compare and contrast the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the Meso-American and Andean civilizations.

7.8 Students analyze the origins, accomplishments, and geographic diffusion of the Renaissance.

BRIA 24.3 — Communication of Ideas
BRIA 22.1 — Standards for the Time

7.9 Students analyze the historical developments of the Reformation.

BRIA 24.3 — Communication of Ideas

7.10 Students analyze the historical developments of the Scientific Revolution and its lasting effect on religious, political, and cultural institutions.

7.11 Students analyze political and economic change in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries (the Age of Exploration, the Enlightenment, and the Age of Reason).

BRIA 26:3
BRIA 25.3 — Revolution and Change
BRIA 25.1 — Environmental Issues

Grade Eight — United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict

8.1 Students understand the major events preceding the founding of the nation and relate their significance to the development of American constitutional democracy.

8.2 Students analyze the political principles underlying the U.S. Constitution and compare the enumerated and implied powers of the federal government.

BRIA 25.3 — Revolution and Change
BRIA 25.2 — Building Democracy
BRIA 23.4 — Intellectual Property
BRIA 23.3 — Justice

8.3 Students understand the foundation of the American political system and the ways in which citizens participate in it.

BRIA 24.2 — Politics
BRIA 22.3 — The Rule of Law in Dangerous Times

8.4 Students analyze the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation.

8.5 Students analyze U.S. foreign policy in the early Republic.

BRIA 24.3 — Communication of Ideas

8.6 Students analyze the divergent paths of the American people from 1800 to the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced, with emphasis on the Northeast.

BRIA 22.1 — Standards for the Time

8.7 Students analyze the divergent paths of the American people in the South from 1800 to the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced.

8.8 Students analyze the divergent paths of the American people in the West from 1800 to the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced.

BRIA 20.1 — Culture in Conflict

8.9 Students analyze the early and steady attempts to abolish slavery and to realize the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.

BRIA 24.3 — Communication of Ideas
BRIA 22.4 — Making a Just Society

8.10 Students analyze the multiple causes, key events, and complex consequences of the Civil War.

BRIA 22.4 — Making a Just Society

8.11 Students analyze the character and lasting consequences of Reconstruction.

8.12 Students analyze the transformation of the American economy and the changing social and political conditions in the United States in response to the Indus-trial Revolution.